about soultrap


“A warmly lit speakeasy that has all the dressings of a friendly
local, with a penchant for golden-age style and mood.”
About Us

Pique your curiosity and explore Surry Hills’ best kept secret. Like all enigmatic figures, Soultrap has many faces – home of spectacular celebrations, intimate gatherings, weekend drinks and long-awaited catch-ups.

Hunt us down on Campbell Street for an extraordinary evening of cocktails, charcuterie and as always, a cracking good time.

Maggie and Ben

The Cocktail Bar

Whether you’re craving something fruity, funky or floral, our experienced bartenders drum up a world-class cocktail faster than you can say ‘mixologist’

The heart of Soultrap is our exceptional cocktail bar – combining unrivalled ambience with our creative house cocktails. Our creations centre fresh ingredients in new and exciting combinations, from simple and sublime to the extravagant.

With a well-curated beer, cider and wine list, Soultrap is the perfect destination for after-work drinks with a difference. Peckish guests will relish our Mediterranean-style eats with a focus on authentic, quality ingredients.

Our flavours may be sophisticated, but we’re never stuffy – drop in to Soultrap for a date night, casual drink or a post-work brew. Our weekly entertainment schedule adds some zest to Surry Hills nightlife, with stand-up comedy, live bands and burlesque on rotation.

The Function Room

Our warmly lit speakeasy space is the perfect venue for your next special event – available for exclusive or non-exclusive venue hire. Soultrap’s unrivalled ambience means we’re one of Sydney’s most unique venues, perfect for themed parties and elegant get-togethers alike.

With our spectacular range of drinks and share platters on offer, we guarantee to make your special occasion a night to remember.

Function room


If only these walls could talk.

As soon as you enter Soultrap’s subterranean space, you get the feeling these bare-brick walls have seen history. Before its revival as an underground bar, this basement was part of the old Chess Store and rumour has it – even a Chinese opium den in the 1930s. Believe it or not, it’s impossible to deny the magic of this warmly lit, intimate venue tucked under the heart of Surry Hills.

Over the past decade, this Sydney basement bar has emerged as an authentic gem in Sydney nightlife. In 2017, Soultrap was once again reimagined as a prohibition-inspired bar meets bespoke hatmaker – a legacy that lingers in the recycled wood display cabinets today. 

Soultrap’s current owners fell under its spell in 2018, seduced by the same combination of old-world charm that will make Soultrap your new regular haunt.


Host your next party or special event at Soultrap

Our bare-brick speakeasy space is yours to transform – from memorable themed parties to intimate gatherings and corporate events.